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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Cardiac Electronic Device Management and Role of Remote Monitoring

Michele Magnocavallo, Giampaolo Vetta, Alessia Bernardini, Agostino Piro, Maria Chiara Mei, Martina Di Iorio, Marco Valerio Mariani, Domenico G. Della Rocca, Paolo Severino, Raffaele Quaglione, Giuseppe Giunta, Cristina Chimenti, Fabio Miraldi, Carmine Dario Vizza, Francesco Fedele, Carlo Lavalle,

Synopsis During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic, patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) refused scheduled follow-up visits due to the risk of infection. In this scenario, different telemedicine strategies have been implemented to ensure continuity of care to CIED patients. Patients can be monitored through dedicated apps, ... Read more >>

Card Electrophysiol Clin (Cardiac electrophysiology clinics)
[2021, :]

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ECG evaluation in 11 949 Italian teenagers: results of screening in secondary school.

Massimo Mancone, Viviana Maestrini, Antonio Fusto, Francesco Adamo, Paola Scarparo, Alessandra D'Ambrosi, Alessandra Cinque, Maria Chiara Gatto, Nicolò Salvi, Gianluca Agnes, Mariateresa Pucci, Lucia Ilaria Birtolo, Laura Marruncheddu, Igino Genuini, Claudio De Lazzari, Paolo Severino, Giuseppe Giunta, Carlo Lavalle, Danilo Alunni Fegatelli, Annarita Vestri, Francesco Fedele, ,

<h4>Background</h4>There is lack of evidence regarding the screening role of ECG for sudden cardiac death (SCD) prevention.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the prevalence of ECG abnormalities among teenagers according to sport participation and competitive status.<h4>Methods</h4>Eleven thousand nine hundred and forty-nine Italian pupils from 179 secondary schools (13-19 years) were consecutively enrolled. ECG abnormalities were ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) (Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2021, :]

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Home delivery of the communicator for remote monitoring of cardiac implantable devices: A multicenter experience during the covid-19 lockdown.

Michele Magnocavallo, Alessia Bernardini, Marco Valerio Mariani, Agostino Piro, Massimiliano Marini, Antonino Nicosia, Carmen Adduci, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Davide Saporito, Stefano Grossi, Giuseppe Santarpia, Paola Vaccaro, Roberto Rordorf, Francesco Pentimalli, Giuseppe Giunta, Monica Campari, Sergio Valsecchi, Carlo Lavalle,

<h4>Background</h4>During the COVID-19 pandemic in-person visits for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices should be replaced by remote monitoring (RM), in order to prevent viral transmission. A direct home-delivery service of the RM communicator has been implemented at 49 Italian arrhythmia centers.<h4>Methods</h4>According to individual patient preference or the organizational decision ... Read more >>

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol (Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE)
[2021, 44(6):995-1003]

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Management of cardiac implantable electronic device follow-up in COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned during Italian lockdown.

Agostino Piro, Michele Magnocavallo, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Matteo Neccia, Giovanna Manzi, Marco Valerio Mariani, Martina Straito, Alessia Bernardini, Paolo Severino, Gino Iannucci, Giuseppe Giunta, Cristina Chimenti, Andrea Natale, Francesco Fedele, Carlo Lavalle,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Remote monitoring (RM) has significantly transformed the standard of care for patients with cardiac electronic implantable devices. It provides easy access to valuable information, such as arrhythmic events, acute decompensation manifestations and device-related issues, without the need of in-person visits.<h4>Methods</h4>Starting March 1st, 332 patients were introduced to an RM program ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
[2020, 31(11):2814-2823]

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Rivaroxaban in atrial fibrillation cardioversion: an update.

Carlo Lavalle, Martina Straito, Annalisa Caroli, Agostino Piro, Giuseppe Giunta, Marco Valerio Mariani, Francesco Fedele,

Currently, atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, with a prevalence of about 2-3% in the general population, representing a powerful risk factor for stroke and systemic thromboembolism and increased mortality and morbidity. Restoration of sinus rhythm is an important treatment option in AF and has a ... Read more >>

Ther Clin Risk Manag (Therapeutics and clinical risk management)
[2019, 15:613-626]

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Detection of Silent Atrial Fibrillation aFter Ischemic StrOke (SAFFO) guided by implantable loop recorder: multicentre Italian trial based on stroke unit network with paired cardio-arrhythmology units (Italian Neurocardiology Unit Network).

Danilo Toni, Svetlana Lorenzano, Stefano Strano, ,

<h4>Rationale</h4>Atrial fibrillation is associated with a high risk of stroke and its prevalence increases in subjects aged ≥65 years. After an ischemic stroke, the use of standard monitoring methods may underestimate the detection rate of atrial fibrillation. Hence, it is very likely that even patients having a first atherothrombotic or ... Read more >>

Int J Stroke (International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society)
[2016, 11(3):361-367]

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Comparison of partners-heart failure algorithm vs care alert in remote heart failure management.

Leonardo Calo', Annamaria Martino, Claudia Tota, Alessandro Fagagnini, Renzo Iulianella, Marco Rebecchi, Luigi Sciarra, Giuseppe Giunta, Maria Grazia Romano, Roberto Colaceci, Antonio Ciccaglioni, Fabrizio Ammirati, Ermenegildo de Ruvo,

<h4>Aim</h4>To compare the utility of the partners-heart failure (HF) algorithm with the care alert strategy for remote monitoring, in guiding clinical actions oriented to treat impending HF.<h4>Methods</h4>Consecutive cardiac resynchronization-defibrillator recipients were followed with biweekly automatic transmissions. After every transmission, patients received a phone contact in order to check their health ... Read more >>

World J Cardiol (World journal of cardiology)
[2015, 7(12):922-930]

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Necrosis of the nipple-areola complex in breast reduction. Our personal way to solve problem.

Giuseppe Colombo, Alessandro Garlaschi, Roberto Stifanese, Giuseppe Giunta, Vittorio Ruvolo,

Necrosis of the NAC is a condition that penalizes patients who underwent breast reduction surgery or mastopexy. Breast reduction is a widely used technique for over-sized breasts. Breast hypertrophy, in fact, can cause the onset of many issues--both aesthetical and pathological--because of the excessive weight that the breasts exert on ... Read more >>

Ann Ital Chir (Annali italiani di chirurgia)
[2015, 86(2):156-162]

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Changes in subcutaneous adipose tissue microRNA expression in HIV-infected patients.

Nicola Squillace, Elena Bresciani, Antonio Torsello, Alessandra Bandera, Alessandra Bandera, Francesca Sabbatini, Chiara Giovannetti, Giuseppe Giunta, Luca Rovati, Massimo Del Bene, Vittorio Locatelli, Andrea Gori,

<h4>Objectives</h4>We evaluated the possibility that a pattern of abnormal microRNA (miRNA) expression could be fuelling the mechanisms causing HIV-associated lipodystrophy (HAL).<h4>Methods</h4>In this case-control study, samples of subcutaneous adipose tissue from eight consecutive HIV-infected patients on combination antiretroviral therapy with HAL (cases) were compared with those of eight HIV-negative subjects (controls). ... Read more >>

J Antimicrob Chemother (The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy)
[2014, 69(11):3067-3075]

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Surgical removal of impacted maxillary canines.

Paolo Boffano, Eleonora Schellino, Giuseppe Giunta, Cesare Gallesio,

J Craniofac Surg (The Journal of craniofacial surgery)
[2012, 23(5):1577-1578]

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Surgical removal of a third molar at risk for mandibular pathologic fracture: case report and clinical considerations.

Paolo Boffano, Fabrizio Ferretti, Giuseppe Giunta, Cesare Gallesio,

Surgical removal of mandibular deeply impacted third molars may be challenging and could be associated with several possible risks. Intra- or postoperative mandibular fracture during or after third molar extraction is a major though rare complication. Before starting the surgical removal of a mandibular deeply impacted third molar, various predisposing ... Read more >>

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol (Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology)
[2012, 114(6):e1-4]

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Upstream effect for atrial fibrillation: still a dilemma?

Leonardo Calò, Annamaria Martino, Luigi Sciarra, Antonio Ciccaglioni, Ermenegildo De Ruvo, Lucia De Luca, Antonella Sette, Giuseppe Giunta, Ernesto Lioy, Francesco Fedele,

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice. Ion channel blocking agents are often characterized by limited long-term efficacy and several side effects. In addition, ablative invasive procedures are neither easily accessible nor always efficacious. The "upstream therapy," which includes angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, aldosterone receptor antagonists, statins, glucocorticoids, ... Read more >>

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol (Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE)
[2011, 34(1):111-128]

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Efficacy of ivabradine administration in patients affected by inappropriate sinus tachycardia.

Leonardo Calò, Marco Rebecchi, Antonella Sette, Annamaria Martino, Ermenegildo de Ruvo, Luigi Sciarra, Lucia De Luca, Lorenzo Maria Zuccaro, Giuseppe Giunta, Antonio Ciccaglioni, Ernesto Lioy, Francesco Fedele,

<h4>Background</h4>Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is characterized by an elevated heart rate (HR) at rest and an exaggerated HR response to physical activity or emotional stress. Beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers are the first-line therapy but sometimes are poorly tolerated due to side effects.<h4>Objective</h4>The purpose of this study was to evaluate ... Read more >>

Heart Rhythm (Heart rhythm)
[2010, 7(9):1318-1323]

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